To The Daily Sun,
The 25th Anniversary of the New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival, hosted in our very own City of Laconia, was truly an amazing event! The only light outshining that of close to 10,000 jack-o-lanterns was the light emanating from the faces of our local residents and businesses, New Hampshire community members, and visitors from a far.
The Belknap Mill Society also beams with pride to have been able to take part in this event with our very own haunted house, Mayhem at the Mill — a Russ Davis Production. Russ and Maria Davis, along with their extended family and friends, worked tirelessly to completely transform the third floor of the Belknap Mill into a frightful haunt for our visitors. The Davis crew volunteered their time and efforts in order to raise funds for the Mill that will help us sustain our mission to preserve and protect the Belknap Mill for all of the Lakes Region to enjoy.
We extend heartfelt gratitude to Russ Davis' crew and look forward to working with them in the future. We'd also like to thank our generous sponsors, who put their faith in our event, and helped to make it possible: Boulia-Gorrell Lumber Co., Wallace Building Products, the Laconia Antique Center, the Laconia Motorcycle Week Association, Wescott Law Firm, WEMJ, and Pepsi.
In addition to our sponsors, the following businesses donated to our bake sale and awesome raffle prizes: Penny's Craft Biz, Cider Bellies, Faro Italian Grille, Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Patrick's Pub & Eatery, and Funspot.
The New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival was a great reminder to all of us what can be accomplished when a community rallies together. We offer our sincerest gratitude to Let It Shine, Inc. and the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, organizers of this event, as well as Mayor Ed Engler, City Manager Scott Myers, our Laconia city councilors, the Public Works Department, the Laconia Police Department and Laconia Fire Department. The Belknap Mill stands tall on the shoulders of our community, members, and all of our volunteers who not only helped us during that weekend but who also support all of our events throughout the year.
Thank you, Laconia.
The Board of Directors
Belknap Mill Society
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